It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

  Tennova commemorates National Influenza Vaccination Week with tips for avoiding the flu   Flu season is officially here and health experts are concerned it could be a particularly miserable fall and winter. Flu is one of the nation’s leading causes of death, with roughly 24,000 people a year dying from flu and its complications. […]

UT Retail Expert: Holiday Shoppers Will Spend More, Break Online Sales Records

Adobe Digital Insights predicts the 2017 holiday season to be the first to break $100 billion in online sales, a 13 percent increase from last year. Ann Fairhurst “To take advantage of projected trends, retailers need to ensure consumers’ online experiences are positive,” said Ann Fairhurst, professor and head of UT’s Department of Retail, Hospitality, […]

Thankful for Tennessee

  By Randy McNally   While Christmas reigns supreme as a holiday marking the birth of our Lord, I have always felt a special connection with Thanksgiving. These days Christmas unfortunately includes ubiquitous commercialism which can distract us from the true meaning of the day. Thanksgiving stands apart from all that. This day gives us […]

UT Welcomes Fans to Final Home Football Game Saturday

UT welcomes fans to campus Saturday for this year’s final home football game. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. EST for the Volunteers’ game against the Commodores of Vanderbilt University. Gates open at 2 p.m. The SEC Network will televise the game. Saturday is Senior Day, when seniors on the football team are honored for […]


    Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, opens Friday, Nov. 24, for another festive season of open-air ice skating in Market Square.   “There’s no better way to spend ‘Black Friday’ than coming downtown to enjoy skating on our open-air ice rink, do some local shopping and enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations,” […]

Tennessee Economy Reaches Sixth Year of Positive Growth

Six years of year-over-year growth coupled with historically low unemployment rates indicate Tennessee’s economy won’t slow down anytime soon, according to a report released by the Secretary of State’s office. There were 9,326 new entity filings in the third quarter of 2017, representing a 4.8 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Initial […]

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During Thanksgiving Holiday

No Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period   Thanksgiving travelers will not be delayed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state. All construction related lane closures will be stopped […]

Conference offers education, support and resources for teen parents

Who:               Knox Adolescent Partners in Prevention Initiative (KAPPI), Knox County Health Department (KCHD), TennCare Kids   What:              Teaching Teens Outstanding Parenting Skills (T-TOPS) Conference   When:             Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Where:            St John’s Lutheran Church, 544 N. Broadway   Interviews:     KCHD TennCare Kids Manager Charlayne Frazier will […]

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